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Reasons You Should Stop and Think About Purchasing Glasses Online

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers are used to shopping for more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are an item that you are better off purchasing in person. Why? Although you may encounter cheaper prices on e-commerce sites, the benefits of going to an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you might score on the Web.

One of the best reasons for buying your eyeglasses at an optical boutique rather than online is that you have a qualified optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our staff can walk you through the countless considerations you will account for in choosing a glasses. In instances where you purchase via the Web, you don't have the specialized input of a professional eye care expert.

Above and beyond the assistance you will find at a physical optical boutique, you will also be able to try on the eyeglasses prior to purchasing. Eyeglasses that don't fit right can cause pain and frustration and may even affect your ability to see well. Also, you aren't able to see what they really look like or how they feel until you put them on. Even more than your clothing, glasses require correct fit and comfort to do their job effectively.

Beyond the comfort and alignment of your glasses, great eyesight requires accurate Pupillary Distance measurement. The optical center of your lenses gives you the truest vision, so it's crucial to correctly measure the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to determine your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be aligned correctly within the frames.

True, Web-based buying may be perfect for other types of commodities, but in the case of eyeglasses your best bet is staying with your regular optometry practice where you are able to get glasses that are most appropriate for you and your lifestyle.